Exceptional Hardware and Software Meeting 2014
pushing frontiers of open source & DIY
#DESY Hamburg site, June 27-29 2014
How to fascinate young researchers for the field of optics & photonics? Is there any experimental platform for them to make research at a professional level? How can they follow their own ideas? These questions initiated the idea of transferring optics/photonics-experiments to schools and education by using Lego® bricks. The project essentially involves the development of experiments at professional level with excellent opto-mechanical quality at low costs. Construction manuals, parts lists, manuals for experiments, setup- and adjustment movies are published as open-source on the webpage of the research group. Relevant for publication is a feedback of the constructions with didactic studies and experiences of pupils and teachers.